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November 22 - 28

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Franklin, TN 37064 United States

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Sunday November 22, 2020 | Jesus Healed a Man Who Was Lame

The man at the pool was unable to help himself. Jesus healed him, and he obeyed Jesus’ commands. In a similar way, we are unable to free ourselves from sin. Jesus calls us to trust in Him. When we trust in Jesus, He frees us from the power of sin and death so we can follow Him and obey Him.

This Week’s Lesson – Jesus Healed a Man Who Was Lame

  • Session Title: Jesus Healed a Man Who Was Lame
  • Bible Passage: John 5
  • Story Point: Jesus healed a man who could not walk.
  • Key Passage: Isaiah 53:4-5
  • Big Picture Question: Why did God create people? God created people to worship Him, love Him, and show His glory.

Jesus went to Jerusalem and stood by the pool of Bethesda (buh THEZ duh). Many people were at the pool who were blind, lame, or paralyzed. Jesus noticed a man who could not walk. He had been lying there for a long time. Jesus asked him, “Do you want to get well?”
The man answered, “Sir, I have no one to put me in the pool when the water is stirred up. Someone else always gets in before me.” The man thought if he could get into the water, he would be healed. Jesus told him, “Get up, pick up your mat, and walk.” Right away, the man was miraculously healed. He picked up his mat and started to walk.

This happened on the Sabbath, so the Jews told the man who was healed, “It is against the law to pick up your mat on the Sabbath.”
The man replied, “The man who healed me told me to pick up my mat and walk.” “Who was the man?” the Jews asked. But the man who was healed did not know who had healed him. By this time, Jesus had slipped away into the crowd.
Later, Jesus found the healed man in the temple. Jesus said to him, “See, you are healed. Do not sin anymore, so that something worse doesn’t happen to you.”

Then the man went to the Jews and told them that Jesus had healed him. So the Jews began persecuting Jesus because He was healing people on the Sabbath. Jesus told the Jews, “My Father is still working, and I am working too.” Now the Jews wanted even more to kill Jesus because He wasn’t just breaking their rules about the Sabbath, He was saying that God is His Father—making Himself equal to God. Jesus is God’s Son, and He always did what God said was right.

Christ Connection

The man at the pool was unable to help himself. Jesus healed him, and he obeyed Jesus’ commands. In a similar way, we are unable to free ourselves from sin. Jesus calls us to trust in Him. When we trust in Jesus, He frees us from the power of sin and death so we can follow Him and obey Him.

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  • Jesus healed a man who could not walk.
  • Why did God create people? God created people to worship Him, love Him, and show His glory.

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